Links to Audio/Video Recordings of Recent Lectures and Seminars:

University of California, Berkeley, October 2007 (international symposium of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society):  “Whoever Knows Himself” in Ibn ‘Arabi’s Futuhat: Discovering “We”….  Mp3 recording link at following address:

Boston College, September 2006: Introduction to Cosmophilia Islamic art exhibition: link =

“God Is Beautiful, and He Loves Beauty: Remembrance and Realization in the Islamic Humanities”

James Morris


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Format: Lecture

Length: 60 minutes

James Morris, professor of theology at Boston College, situates the McMullen Museum of Art exhibit Cosmophilia: Islamic Art from the David Collection, Copenhagen within the context of Islamic history, art, and literature. Morris emphasizes the importance of repetition and rhythm to Islamic art, which begins from the traditional daily recitation of the Koran.

Morris’s most recent books include The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn ‘Arabī’s ‘Meccan Illuminations (Fons Vitae, 2005); Orientations: Islamic Thought in a World Civilisation (Archetype, 2004); and The Master and the Disciple: An Early Islamic Spiritual Dialogue (Institute for Ismaili Studies, 2002).

Presenter(s): James Morris

Date: September 14, 2006

Location: Devlin Hall 101

Sponsor(s): McMullen Museum of Art